Cold ironing, also known as shore connection, or shore-to ship power, or alternative maritime power (AMP) is the process of generation and providing of shoreside electrical power to a ship while at berth. In this way the boat can disconnect the main engines and thus reduce pollution emissions, local noise and fuel consumption. Historically the process of cooling the boilers of the coal engines when the ships arrive at a port it is known as Cold ironing. That term has been maintained to date. Nowadays Cold Ironing is a key concept inserted in the Greenshipping trend.
From the appearance of the first units in the 50s to the present day, a great variety of maritime and multimodal containers have emerged as a response from the logistics chain to ensure the correct handling of loads. Important points to keep in mind:
CE marking is the process by which the manufacturer/importer informs users and authorities that the equipment on sale complies with the mandatory safety legislation and technical requirements of the Member States of the European Union.
Spain is leading an international initiative to adapt ports to the XXI century challenges. Ports 4.0 launches the largest open space for logistics-port innovation with hundreds of technological proposals. Major Mediterranean ports such as Algeciras, Valencia or Barcelona are joining this initiative.
DID YOU KNOW? TEU IS KING. An estimated 793.26 million TEUs were handled in container ports worldwide in 2019. TEU history is one of the most successful steps in international trade of all ages.
In the midst of the Covid19 crisis, Chantiers de l’Atlantique has granted TEC Container a new order for hatches for the A35 series of new buildings and an option for the series B35.
TEC Container launches a new website dedicated specifically to the container lashing equipment, which is one of our cornerstones and we are determined to continue our effort in the direction established more than forty years ago, toward professional excellence, reliability, technical expertise, global spirit and perpetual creation of value.
Although COVID19 has forced most countries to implement measures that restrict free people and goods transport, maritime transport still connects worldwide industries. Ranging from technology to import/export volumes, these are 5 interesting trends affecting maritime transport and logistics in the upcoming years.
Preventive maintenance is maintenance carried out in advance to prevent the breakdowns and faults in appliances, electronic equipment, vehicles, heavy machinery, etc.
Next Monday, April 13th we will open again our production facilities that were closed according to the Spanish government.
We want to confirm that, according to the Spanish government act, TEC Container production lines will be temporarily closed, from March 30th to April 9th. Sales and Engineering Department remains open as usual.
According to McKinsey (march 16) there are two scenarios: Delayed recovery and Prolonged contraction.
Three negative effects of Covid-19 and one positive in maritime industry.
Six fact you should know about container terminals.
Five facts about the global container traffic.
Chapter I: Before the Shipping Container.
The use of Lashing Cages represents a huge increase in the safety of container terminal operations. Fortunately, old practices such as using ladders, using the spreader as a platform or even stevedores climbing on top of the containers jumping from one to another… etc., seem to be almost eradicated.
In July, TEC Container has delivered two units of the BA-030E5T 20’-40’-45’ fully automatic overheight frame (OHF) model in Terminal Pacífico Sur in Valparaíso, Chile.
TEC Container has designed, manufactured and made available to the client a very special spreader: A spreader designed to work in ATEX, that is, anti-explosion, environments.